Raw Images: 10 things every beginner must know before ditching JPEG

    | Photography for Beginners | 28/05/2013 00:01am
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    The extra information contained in raw images compared with JPEGs means that they are much better at dealing with high-contrast scenes.

    Although it’s possible to boost the shadow detail in a JPEG, this often comes with a large increase in image noise, and you don’t always want that on your images.

    With a raw file, you can reveal shadow detail and still achieve high-quality results.

    You can use the highlight recovery tools in Photoshop CS or Photoshop Elements to get a little more highlight detail from a JPEG image, but you’ll recover much more if you shoot raw.

    Remember, the files contain more information to start with, which can then be recovered using raw-conversion software.

    PAGE 1: All images in your camera start life as raw images
    PAGE 2: You need to select raw on your camera
    PAGE 3: Raw lets you fine-tune your images
    PAGE 4: Raw images can slow down your shoots
    PAGE 5: Raw images let you rescue detail
    PAGE 6: Not all raw images are the same
    PAGE 7: You need special software to view
    PAGE 8: Raw images offer non- destructive editing
    PAGE 9: Make selective adjustments
    PAGE 10: You can expand dynamic range by combining raw conversions
    PAGE 11: Pros and cons of shooting raw images
    PAGE 12: Raw conversion software options


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    Posted on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photography for Beginners.

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